Routine goldfish tank maintenance is essential for optimal health of your fish. When caring for goldfish there are tasks that should be scheduled on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis.
This is an example of a typical schedule.
-Turn tank lights on in the morning and off in the evening
-Feed the Goldfish twice daily at approximately the same time.
-Clear any excess food from tank with net after 5 min. of feeding.
-Check Water Temperature to ensure it is optimal for species.
-Confirm that the Filter and Aerator are functioning properly.
-Examine Goldfish for signs of disease.
-If water evaporation has occured add water to refill tank (use water conditioner appropriately).
-Test water for pH and Nitrates.
-Using algae scraper clean tank walls.
-Rinse off any ornaments that have algae.
-Do a 1/4 water change.
-Rinse Filter Media
-Replace Activated Carbon
-Rinse inside of tank and gravel.
-Change aeration stone.